For many years summer
camps, school tours, and field trips for children and adults
were offered under the name of Penobscot Ranch Camp and
Tours. According to Bill Snodgrass, Agricultural Commissioner
for El Dorado County, in his memorandum dated October 31,
2002 to the El Dorado County Agricultural Commission, "Over
200,000 children of all ages have come through the ranch.
The Summer Camp served approximately 450 children per year."
In an article
from the Georgetown Gazette dated December 8, 1987, one
reads “Penobscot Ranch – Living History for
Everyone. Sitting in the gracious dining room at Penobscot
Ranch gives one a feeling of having stepped back into a
less hurried past.” Even today, one still feels that
same sense of stepping back in time –way back to the
days of the Indians when you see the grinding rocks, to
the Gold Rush when you see the old buildings, and to the
major farm are still standing today.